Thursday, December 14, 2006


Evan and Avery always have tons of fun when their cousins, Logan and Lexa, come over to play. This was the picture of the one brief moment when they were all still and sitting together. Lexa can always be found beside Avery as she is obsessed with her. She calls her "Avey".
We look forward to the days soon, when Evan and Avery can play with their other cousins, Lucas and Nathan. My brother and his family are currently living in Hawaii (poor souls!), but inform us that they are going to return to the mainland this summer. We look forward to building some great memories with them!

Christmas cookies

So every year I spend a day making Christmas cookies...tradition I guess. It just seems like something I should do to prepare for the season. I think I need to cook more in moderation as last week I emptied out my freezer of the "leftover cookies" from last Christmas. This year was more fun because I had an eager helper. Evan! However, he was more excited to eat the cookies, cooked or not cooked, than he was to make them. He kept saying, "Evan's star cookie!" He was particularly fond of the stars, and left the Christmas trees and gingerbread men to obtain their icing.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas Everyone!! Thanks to the Carpenters for taking these great Christmas pictures...not an easy feat to get a two year old and an infant to both cooperate at the same time. Evan had a blast playing with the Christmas tree is his jammies! We hope everyone enjoys the holiday season, cherishes family, makes memories, and remembers why we celebrate!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Funny Face

Evan is a big ham...he is truly incapable of just smiling at the camera. He must make a silly face. This is one of my favorites...I call it "Home Alone" :)

Monday, November 06, 2006

Two months old today!

Avery is two months old today, and "miss social" told me she wanted her picture taken. She thought she'd even give me a smile! What a joy she is in our family... even at 4 am!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006


Avery and Evan had a great time trick-or-treating. Avery was a pumkin, and Evan was a doctor. Original!! Evan thought he could make the experience even better by trying to go inside everyone's house that we went to. He eventually got the concept and learned to say, "trick treat". Next year I will have to chase after two kids!!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Lobster, anyone?

We are in New Brunswick, Canada this week with my (Jennie's) family. Much overdue!! One of my favorite things to do when I am here is to eat lobster. Yesterday we bought some live ones and cooked them on the BBQ. This was Evan's first experience with them, and I don't think he really knew what to do!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

First Dress

Avery wore her first dress today...we got all dressed up and went to church. She is almost 6 weeks old now, and is definitely more awake. She smiles at us, but we really have to work at it. She is such a joy and blessing in our lives. Evan loves his little sister, and says that she's "pretty" all the time. He loves to help and brings her pacifier and blanket when he thinks she needs it. Being a mom is the best job in the world!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Avery at Home

Our New Arrival!

Avery Grace LeRoy entered our world on Wednesday, Sept. 6th at 8:30am. She weighed 8lbs, 2 oz, and measured 19 3/4 inches long. We are all doing well, and are settling in at home. Avery is the most precious little girl (of course, we are a little bias!), and has made our family more complete!

Friday, August 18, 2006

Sticker fun

Evan loves going to the grocery store, because he gets these stickers. He believes that they belong somewhere on his body!


Evan loves his bathtime! He insists on getting everyone else wet as well as's more fun that way!

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Soccer Game

Friday, August 11, 2006

Evan and Avery

Poor Evan can't see his mommy anymore, and mommy can't see him! At this point I am 32 weeks pregnant, and getting miserable in the summer heat.

Entering the world of Blogs...

Well, I have given in to the pressure. I guess I figure "why not?"... What better way to allow others to have a birds eye view of our family. We are growing by the minute (literally), and I want a way to document it all.
Evan is 23 months, and Avery is due to be born in 3 1/2 weeks. How can we miss this opportunity given to us by the world of technology.
I don't know how good I will be at this, but I guess that's what it's all about anyway...expressing yourself.
Hope you all enjoy our pictures and videos...